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Game 120: Twins vs. Cleveland

Keep ‘er movin’

Cleveland Indians v Minnesota Twins Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

The Twins have won 8 of their last 11, and could clinch their fourth straight series win tonight. These are words that, at the beginning of the season, I thought I might be able to put into a game thread at some point. However, after the horrific turn this season took early on, boy is it unexpected. And does it ever feel good to be watching the team play some winning ball.

After the second straight walk-off from our King Jorge Polanco, Bailey Ober will be getting the ball tonight. Ober is coming off a career-best performance his last time out, having hurled 5.1 scoreless innings against the 1st place White Sox. The lanky righthander seems like he’s just getting better every time he toes the rubber, and hopefully that trend continues today.

For Cleveland, rookie Eli Morgan will be starting the game. In a rare twist of fate, the Twins actually look to have the better rookie pitcher in a game against the absolute pitching factory that is the Cleveland system. Morgan has started 10 games this season and sports a 6.52 ERA.

On the position player side, #FreeNickGordon appears to have failed once again, as the beloved rookie will be riding the bench yet again. Instead *extreme sarcasm voice” top prospect Rob Refsnyder will be starting. On the positive side, Brent Rooker is back in the lineup today.

Go Twins go!!


Today's Lineups

Myles Straw - CF Max Kepler - RF
Amed Rosario - DH Brent Rooker - LF
Jose Ramirez - 3B Jorge Polanco - 2B
Wilson Ramos - C Josh Donaldson - DH
Bradley Zimmer - RF Luis Arraez - 3B
Yu Chang - 1B Mitch Garver - C
Daniel Johnson - LF Miguel Sano - 1B
Ernie Clement - 2B Rob Refsnyder - CF
Andres Gimenez - SS Andrelton Simmons - SS
Eli Morgan - RHP Bailey Ober - RHP